She was born on April 10, 1926, in Radford to the late Walter F. and Lillie Cox Quesenberry Roop. She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church for 69 years where she sang in the choir, served on the church council, and took part in many other church committees and groups.
Ilene also sang in the New River Community Chorus for many years. She was also a member of the Radford PEO, Chapter H.
Originally a homemaker, Ilene eventually transitioned to the workforce to help her husband, Bill, run Crigler’s Shoe Store. They both worked tirelessly to provide proper fitting, quality footwear for families for three to four generations of customers until it closed in 1995.
Ilene was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother with a great sense of humor. She was predeceased by her husband William F. Crigler, Sr., (Bill) to whom she was married for 62 years before he passed in 2014.
She is survived by three sons: William F. (Bridgette) Crigler, Jr., of Salem, Va., Thomas H. Crigler of Greensboro, N.C., and Walter J. (Margaritta) Crigler of Midland, N.C.; six grandchildren: Will, Hunter (Brittany), Jacob (Kara), Macy (Jordon), Spencer (Jenna), and Brandon; and two great grandchildren, Hudson and Laney. Also surviving are her sister, Evelyn R. Lasher; a sister-in-law Millie A. Roop; and numerous nieces and nephews, including a very special niece, Dianne Morris.
The family offers a special thanks to Commonwealth Senior Living and for the many friends and family who came to see her over the years.
Due to COVID, the family has requested the services be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Christ Lutheran Church, 201 Harvey St., Radford, VA 24141 or to The Radford Clothing Bank, 2000 West St., Radford, VA 24141.
The Crigler family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford. www.mullinsfuneralhome.com.